In today’s Boston Globe, there is a great article about the Boston Public Library’s Leventhal Map Center and its future plans to create a new exhibition space. The Leventhal collection houses one of the country’s best cartographic resources, including 200,000 historic maps, 5,000 atlases, over 500 aerial view maps of New England, and rare treasures, such as a Revolutionary War powder horn inscribed with a map of the Boston area, the names of its owner, a British soldier, and the words, “A Pox on rebels in their Crymes.’’
The Leventhal Map Center has made available over 3,000 maps online and will continue to add more maps over the next two years, which is a great resource for researchers worldwide.
Read the Boston Globe article here: http://www.boston.com/ae/theater_arts/articles/2011/01/03/bpl_charts_modern_course_for_its_maps/?page=1.
Browse the online Leventhal map collection here: http://maps.bpl.org/.